Turbine (Lord of the Rings Online, Asheron's Call
) has announced the appointment of former m-Qube COO Jim Crowley as its new CEO, replacing long-standing officer Jeff Anderson, in a move that follows three new executive hires in early September.
No word was given from Turbine on the reasons for Anderson's departure, but the company did say "the move is one of many that Turbine has recently made to invest in new talent that will drive the next wave of the company's growth."
The quote refers to the aforementioned hiring
, which saw Craig Alexander brought in as vice president of product development, Jerome Lalin as vice president of marketing and T.J. Marchetti as vice president of community and social media.
Turbine said that Crowley's time as the COO of m-Qube was instrumental in turning the company"into one of North America's largest mobile media companies." Previously, Crowley also served as COO of Network Plus, Inc., a telecommunications and data provider.
Said Crowley in a statement, "I'm excited to have the opportunity to play a role in Turbine's continued growth and success. Turbine has an incredible team, industry leading technology and a portfolio of franchises that are without peer. I look forward to working closely with our entire team and our global business partners to continue to invest in, and accelerate, our domestic and international success."